Autumn Sienna Heinz, a daycare employee arrested for allegedly smoking meth while on the job, is facing three felony charges: endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and criminal mischief.
Court documents state that Missoula police received a phone call from a YMCA Learning Center employee Tuesday stating that a possible drug kit had been found at the daycare.
The employee told police she had seen Heinz hiding beneath a cabinet in the laundry room the week prior that can be described as a “drug den”.
The employee told police she could see a hard case that contained a meth pipe near the defendant in the cabinet.
When officers investigated, they found eye hooks on the inside of the doors of the cabinet so they could be fastened and locked from the inside to prevent anyone from opening them.
Police detectives also found a hard case that contained a glass pipe with what appeared to be meth residue, a plastic tube full of white crystals, small snort tubes, lighters, small black air filter, a battery powered light, among other items.
The white crystals tested positive for methamphetamine.